The Sheffield Methods Institute invites applications to two fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarships.
These scholarship projects will focus on the application and/or development of robust research methods (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods) to an interdisciplinary social science project. A member of staff within the SMI will be the primary supervisor for the project, although it may be appropriate for second/third supervisors to be from other departments in the university.
The PhD project should be related to one or more of the SMI’s research themes:
- Social Justice and Inclusion
- Mobility and Migration
- Methods and Methodology
More information about these themes, and how the research of SMI academics is aligned with them, can be found here.
Applications will be assessed based on the candidate’s qualifications, the strength and innovation of their research proposal, and the fit of the project proposal within the SMI. Applicants should emphasise the research methods contribution and the interdisciplinary nature of their proposed project.
About the SMI
The SMI is a department within the Faculty of Social Sciences, with a range of academic staff engaged in interdisciplinary social research using robust quantitative and qualitative methods, and linked with the other social science departments in the Faculty. We also deliver interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate social science degree programmes. We are home to the Sheffield Q-step centre, one of 15 centres around the country delivering specialist undergraduate programmes in quantitative social sciences. The academic staff in the SMI have a range of social science backgrounds (Sociology, Geography, Politics, Economics, etc) but all work on research areas that do not fit neatly into those disciplinary silos.
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